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Jan 10

Tips for Guided Reading Success

By Matt | Reading , Strategies

by Bec West (Guest Author) 6 Tips for Guided Reading Success What makes guided reading an effective learning approach for young readers and upper elementary students? Here are 6 Tips for Guided Reading Success. Create a quality learning environment with space explicitly designed for guided reading. A quality learning environment is pivotal to ensuring consistency and optimal […]

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Nov 05

Text Feature Scavenger Hunt (Informational Text)

By TeamTom Education | Products , Reading , Resources

You’re going to enjoy this new product line – Nonfiction Text Feature Scavenger Hunts! In this post, you will see: How the Scavenger Hunt Increases Learning. When to Use the Scavenger Hunt. What’s in the Text Feature Scavenger Hunt? Here’s a quick overview video, and then we’ll get into the details.   Text Feature Scavenger […]

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Sep 16

Sequencing Graphic Organizers

By TeamTom Education | Freebies , Reading

Reading lessons are made better with the right graphic organizer. Here are three organizers that can help you scaffold student learning of order of events, sequencing, and summarizing. Download and use as needed to help your students master the reading process! Sequencing Basic Graphic OrganizerThis graphic organizer focuses on three main events in a story […]

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Jun 09

Summarizing Video Lesson Bundle

By TeamTom Education | News , Products , Reading

Summarizing Video Lesson Bundle Get ready to take your literacy instruction multi-modal! This new summarizing lesson bundle has video, cartoon, guided notes, student talk, writing, speaking, listening, and reading.  Mini-Lesson Video Mini-Lesson to guide students through the basics. Short Story Two short stories for summarizing guided practice. Cartoons To engage and scaffold language learners. Reading […]

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Jun 05

NEWS: Spiral Warmups for Word Study

By TeamTom Education | Products , Reading , Resources

We are excited to give to you our newest FREE teaching resource to help engage your students and increase learning! Spiralwarmups.com. It’s word study bundled into 3-6 minutes of no-prep, just turn on and learn warm-ups. The warm-ups are designed to spiral the essential reading and writing skills.   >>Tap Here to Sign Up<<   Daily Word […]

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Jun 04

Why Shared Reading is the Most Effective Instructional Activity in the Reading Classroom

By Matt | Reading , Strategies

If you could choose only one Instructional Activity for Reading what would it be? What one strategy would you use to increase reading levels? Would you choose guided reading, reading mini-lessons, read-alouds, or test prep? Well, okay… I know you wouldn’t choose test prep, but what about: leveled texts? reading stations? independent reading with conferences? […]

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Nov 22

Close Reading for Elementary Students

By TeamTom Education | Reading , Teaching

What is Close Reading for Elementary Students? Take note, young readers need close reading too! More than anything they need reading strategies to build comprehension. Close reading for elementary students is: thinking about the text, critical analysis of a text, focusing on details that repeat, finding patterns in the text, and raising questions about the text. […]

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Nov 12

Reading Strategies for Transitional Readers

By TeamTom Education | Reading , Teaching

Transitional Readers Need Reading Strategies Transitional readers need reading strategies to increase reading levels. Transitional readers have passed the early stages of reading (Levels B-H) and are ready to start reading short chapter books and nonfiction with longer paragraphs. Difficult picture books are great as students are learning to read with phrasing and rely less […]

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Nov 05

Scaffolding Early Readers and Writers in Guided Reading

By TeamTom Education | Reading , Teaching

This is such a critical stage for young readers as they progress rapidly through 1st and 2nd-grade reading levels. Here are nine guided reading strategies you can use with early readers in guided reading! In this post, you will discover: Guided Reading Strategies for Early Readers and Three ways to connect writing in your guided reading lessons.

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